Oui, oui mon ami, we
are in Madagascar, the third blog post in our FLR Snapshot series. The fourth
biggest island in the world and the house of lemurs. FLR is a hot topic in the
Boeny Region, which is dominated by vast flat areas below 400 m in altitude,
with volcanic rocks cutting across the long plains along the coast and a dense
network of rivers flowing through the landscape. Among the important networks
and governance structures in the region, is the FLR committee for the Boeny
region, established to connect the many FLR actors and develop a common base
for knowledge sharing and capacity development.
sub-taiga forest, Tujyin nars National park, is the second blog post of the FLR
Snapshot Series. The second largest landlocked country in the world, land of
Mongols, with breathtaking landscapes. Tujyin Nars
Reforestation Initiative was created to restore pine forest that had been deforested and
degraded due to improper forest harvesting and frequent fires. It has become one
of the best examples of successful forest landscape restoration of deforested
and degraded forests in northern Mongolia.
In the first blog post of the Forest Landscape Restoration
(FLR) Snapshot Series we will focus on the project Forest Landscape
Restoration Initiative of the Kiuñalla Community, in the Apurimac Region.
Located in the southern Andes of Peru, this region has been one of the first in
initiating actions within the framework of the country’s commitment to the Bonn
Challenge to restore 3.2 million hectares of degraded areas through plantations
for commercial purposes as well as for the recovery of ecosystem functions.
Using 21st century technology to examine the dynamics
of land use and land cover (LULC) in tropical forests over time, and how those
forests are affected by the changes, will be among the subjects discussed at
the IUFRO World Congress in Brazil shortly.
“The practices, rights and knowledge of
Indigenous Peoples in forestry are being increasingly recognized by national
policies, international treaties and by business arrangements such as
certification,” said Dr. Stephen Wyatt of the School of Forestry at the
University of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada.
“But,” he said, “actually putting these
into practice is challenging.”
will the Sustainable Development Goals affect forests and people?
Agenda 2030 was launched in 2015, plenty of attention has been paid to the
contributions which forests can make to its 17 Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). However, relatively little attention has been given to the possible
impacts which the SDGs will have on forests, forest ecosystems and people
benefitting from forests, and how this might contribute to, or undermine, the
role forests play in improving human well-being and protecting the environment.
Putting a Halt to Tropical Forest Loss is a
Matter of Human Survival
(Vienna, 9 September 2019) Never before, it seems, have forests received as much public attention as at present. Sadly, the reasons for this are most distressing: forest fires of unprecedented dimensions all over the globe; a growing lack of resistance of trees to stressors such as drought, pests and diseases; and the uncontrolled exploitation of forests in environmentally sensitive areas.
Human needs and our environment continue to change. Because of that, forest management practices, in terms of sustainable forest management (SFM), need to be updated, said Dr. Liu Shirong, Professor of Forest Ecology and Hydrology and President of the Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China.